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in the next 48 hours, a blast of winter air will send temperatures plunging in the bay area. >> by friday morning you can see them driving on thin ice. they issued a black ice warning for the bay area roads. >> and the cold snap has the potential to freeze foliage in your garden. >> let's start with sand sash sash sandhya patel. >> we will check out live doppler 7hd. we do have a few showers
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around the bay area. most of the showers have been skirting the coastline. but i am going to where we are seeing some rain reaching the ground over land. as we show you highway 101 heading up toward ukiah, we are seeing light returns. old stage road and north rock road and we are seeing some showers. as we look around the gilroy area, as we take you to san mar teen, very light showers. so far the rainfall amounts have been generally under a 10th of an inch and ben low man an 11th of an inch. the you rear caw -- the eureka national weather service is reporting west of ukiah. it has been snow flurries at 3500 feet for at least about a half an hour. you can clearly see it here in the hills just east of ukiah. we are talking about low snow levels, high tide combining
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with flooding possibility and the coldest air of the season is yet to arrive. i'll show you when you will be freezing coming up in just a few minutes. dan? >> thanks a lot. the national weather service issued a winter weather advisory in the sierra. it lasts through 4:00 a.m. this is cal trans through squaw valley. drivers will be required to put chains on their tires from gold run to truckee. developing news tonight. there are new questions about what may have caused a tanker to crash into the bay bridge? the overseas ramar slammed into a tower of the western span of the bridge on monday morning. the san francisco chronicle is reporting that investigators are trying to determine if radar-guiding equipment was working during the tanker's passage. a coast guard bull law tin says -- bulletin says there may have been a radar. cal trans says the system was functioning on monday. federal investigators want to know what its status was leading up to this collision.
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?ai an east bay mother that has waited 2 tour years -- 24 years will have to wait longer. dna testing on bone fragments prove they are not the remains of makayla garrett, a little girl who vanished two days ago. they say it is a relief to makayla's mother. >> i found out the bone they thought might be makayla's is not makayla's. >> in her living room makayla garrett's mother felt a wave of relief when police broke the news to her on wednesday afternoon. >> all of these months they have spent conducting these tests i haven't run around saying hurry up, hurry up i want to know the answers. there is a large part of me that is not sure that i could deal with the answers if i were to find out that she has been killed. >> 24 years ago makayla garrett was kidnapped in front of a hayward market as a 9-year-old. she was never found.
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last winter police developed a potential connection to the speed spree killer. another parolee who had hung himself may have abducted kayla. they searched an abandoned well in lyndon, california and found human bone fragments. but dna tests revealed they did not match makayla's profile. so now the garrett family is shifting gears again back into hoping like they have been doing for 24 years now. >> missing her, looking for her, hoping and praying for some answers and perhaps juggling them all at the same time. >> leslie brinkley, abc7 news. we are learning more about the death of a home intruder at the hands of the resident. what first seemed to be a burglary gone bad has turned into what police say was an
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elaborate conspiracy by an estranged wife that backfired. alan wang is at the apartment building in pittsburgh tonight where this all went down. alan? >> carolyn, we have pictures of the couple during better times. now four people are under arrest for murder including the man's wife. police say she plotted for two weeks with her boyfriend, and when the time came, it all fell apart. the apartment residents identified the couple as charmain and tyrene. together they have an eight-year-old daughter and five-year-old son. >> i have always seen him with his kids, picking up his kids ssments he always had his kids. he was a nice guy. >> sometimes i come home on my break and i would see him, but i never did see her that much. >> police say the wife told the husband she was cheating on him and wanted him out of the house. but he wasn't moving fast enough. >> this angered his wife to the point where she plotted a burglary with her current
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boyfriend in an effort to scare him and persuade him into actually leaving the residence. >> the plan backfired. police say she gave the housekey to 54-year-old robert lyndsay, a man with an extensive criminal history including burglary. and she convinced him to break in while he was home alone. the neighbor upstairs heard the commotion. jay somebody was getting into a fight or something. >> he stabbed lyndsay in the back of the neck killing him. when police arrived they nabbed two of the accused accomplices who police say con ease ifed. -- confessed. police arrested the wife and her 22-year-old boyfriend, matt parker, and the two accused accomplices. the boyfriend's 21-year-old brother charles parker and 23-year-old jimmy salgotto, all of pittsburgh. and police say he justifiably killed robert lyndsay.
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they were not at their apartment tonight and police say they are still interviewing witnesses so we could learn more in the days ahead. reporting live in pittsburgh, alan wopping, ab -- alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. the man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in san francisco will appear in court tomorrow. police say dexter oliver doused star lamar with gasoline sunday afternoon. tonight lamar's family got support from anti-domestic violence advocates. dozens gathered at glide memorial church for a memorial to bring awareness to domestic violence. abc news spoke to the victim's mother. >> to be face-to-face with him to hear what i want to say to him why he put me through this? why he put her through this, her kids through this? >> oliver is facing charges of attempted murder and arson. lamar is expected to survive, but of course she will be hospitalized for several months with terrible
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injuries. a bronze plaque honoring 15 local vietnam war veterans has been stolen. police say the thieves cut the plaque from its base at walnut park in petaluma. the plaque is about 25 inches wide and about 30 inches long. it has been in the park since the mid1970s. local veterans groups say they are mobilizing to raise funds to replace that plaque. we've all heard of guard dogs, but a man in castro valley is accused of using a guard gator to protect his marijuana stash. alameda county sheriff deputies sent out this picture of the five foot long alligator. it was discovered at the home. officers say they also found 34 pounds of marijuana. they say the suspect used this alligator to deter would be pot thieves. mr. teeth is now at the oakland zoo. >> can you imagine a thief walking in on that. it is one of the worst flu seasons in years. infections in the bay area
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have been mild. but way should expect a change. to keep the flu in check here, doctors are urging people to get vaccinated. target started offering free vaccinations at its pharmacies to kids four years of age to 18 years old. flu season in northern california is worse in january and february and doctors say act now to get protected. >> it usually takes a couple of weeks for your immune system to be responding to that vaccination and building up the antibody levels in a way that is enough to protect against influenza. the sooner the better. >> besides the flu vaccine doctors say washing your hands frequently and covering a cough or sneeze can fight the flu bug and keep it from spreading. new safety concerns tonight over boeing's dreamliner 787 just days before its bay area launch. why people are questioning whether this aircraft is safe to fly? >> and the new machine that promises to make calories disappear. find out how it works.
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a string of problems for boeing's new 787 dreamliner. a flight was canceled in japan because of an error message that incorrectly indicated a brake problem. tuesday a japan airline dreamliner splashed 40 gallons of jet fuel off its wing on to a logan international runway in boston just before takeoff. another pilot spotted the leak. >> that's japan air. i don't know if they know. it but they have fuel or something spilling off the out board wing there, quite a bit. >> and again in boston on monday, a different japan airliner experienced a fire. they said they have extram confidence in the dreamliner. former pilot and safety informant has confidence in the plane. >> we certainly can't blame the airplane for a battery. you are 2ing to say who manufactured that battery? >> and he has seen fuel leaks off the wing before. he doesn't have the data from this week's insurancent did, but it can -- incident, but it can happen if the plane is
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over fueled for a long flight and the pilot makes a sharp turn on the runway. >> i see nothing in the events that are common or you would say is a serious event and that's what is important. >> with new planes it just takes time to work out the bugs. >> i would have no problem getting on that airplane, flying it or riding anywhere on it. >> and i talked to a spokesperson, and they said that after the battery fire in boston, they checked all 17 of their dreamliners and found no problems. they replaced the computer system in the dreamliner that gave the error message regarding the brakes. abc7 news. >> ama, thank you. the creator of the segue is among a group of inventors who designed a stomach pumping machine to make calories disappear. it is called the aspire assist device. it is provided by the company. it works by suking -- s cru king food out of the stomach
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so only a third of the calories a absorbed out of the body. it is connected to the outside of the stomach. in a one-year trial of 24 obese patients he lost an average of 45 pounds. monopoly is retiring one of the iconic tokens. it is up to the board game which gets axed and which takes its place. the replacement options are, drum roll, a robot, diamond ring, cat, helicopter and a guitar. odds makers say the wheel bear row is likely to be lost. if you want to vote we have the information on our website,, and you can let us know what piece you think should be eliminated. we posted a poll on our facebook page. news. >> not the thimble. authorities in virginia responding to a 9-1-1 call about a lion and found a labradoodle instead. the owner shaved its fur to resemble a lion. this is actually not the first
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911 call about this. owners say charles has been mistaken by a lion before. a labradoodle is part labrador retriever and part poodle. >> that is unbelievable. >> it does look like a lion. >> a very friendly lion. >> but i think he needs a new haircut. >> to avoid trouble. let's talk about the cold and the rain. >> sandhya patel is here now. >> you can see that there have been few showers skirting the coastline here, and we will be watching these showers develop and move on the coast and near the shore. it is along with the national weather service radar in the santa cruz mountains and it is tracking the cold system for you. light showers around sea ranch and anapolis road. very light returns. we are seeing a little moisture as well. some has been turning into mixed precipitation. as you noticed it is indicated by the pink. it is northeast of sea ranch
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around the eastern portion of ukiah. we have been seeing some snow developing. certainly coming down in the sierra nevada. chain controls remain in place and all routes lead together tahoe area. it has been coming down heavily in truckee. the temperatures are running colder than where they were 24 hours a most of the bay area in the 40s. 37 in santa rosa. and here are the highlights. showers into tomorrow. snow level is 1500 to 2,000 feet. and we are going to see freezing cold conditions friday morning. here is a look at the system. the coldest air of the season so far right here. cold front has passed. we are going to be seeing some of the colder air filtering in. we will keep the cold, light showers through thursday. here is a computer animation. we have the few showers skirting the coast. we will keep in the possibility of a hit or miss shower. 3:00 a.m. you will notice pink showing up around mount hamilton. that is a mix of rain and snow. and that is certainly a possibility later on tomorrow as well. showers at 5:00 a.m. when some
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of you are heading out the door. make sure you grab your umbrellas. into 9:00 a.m., a few light showers in the south. morgan hill in the hills could see some rain and snow mixing in. in the afternoon, 2:00 or right around north of santa rosa and ukiah, still mixed precipitation and tly sunny skies for the rest of the bay area. we are already seeing some clearing tonight, but don't be fooled by it. cold air is coming in. light showers will not amount to a lot. 0 to .15 of an inch by thursday evening. as we look here there is a winter weather advisory for the santa lucia mountains and the big sur area and the los pod degrees -- los-padres mountains. could see up to an inch as low as 1500 feet. the winter weather advisory for the sierra nevada as the snow continues. 5 to seven inches with the gusty winds and chain control continues. just be aware of that. the other thing to be aware
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of, some of the highest tides of the season combining with a large northwesterly swell. the next two days could see minor coastal flooding as the low-lying areas are inundated by the higher than normal tides and the larger swells. tomorrow morning, bundle up when you head sout the door. it will be -- when you head out the door. mid30s around livermore, concord, and we will see those few showers so you will need those umbrellas in certain spots. freezing cold conditions coming up friday. 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the valleys freeze warnings will be going up. and frost advisories so sensitive plants at risk. tomorrow afternoon temperatures mid40s to low 50s. it is going to be a colder day. you will need to bundle up and get out the heavy winter coats. you will need them. friday morning cold and frosty. saturday morning not as cold. we do have a chance of showers now, slight chance of showers on sunday in the accu-weather seven-day forecast. then dryer and warmer monday through wednesday. carolyn and dan? >> thank you, sandhya. a tough day in
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the steroid cloud is hanging over baseball. barry bonds and roger clemens, neither close to get nooght baseball hall of fame. the homerun king received 36% in the balloting done by the baseball writer association of america and clemens got 38%. you need 75 to get in. nobody was selected this year. susan slusser from the chronicle voted no on bonds. >> they thought some writers just didn't vote for clemmons and bonds this year as a punishment and would vote for them in future years. i am not one of those. i think if your steroid use is pretty evident i will not vote for those players. >> bonds' long-time agent released this statement today saying it is unimaginable the best player to ever play the game would not be a unanimous first ballot selection. to the nba and the warriors
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have a rough schedule in the next two weeks playing the nba's best. tonight in memphis on steph curry bottle head night. the real steph, number 24. david lee is stripped and rudy gay is cherry picking with authority. he had 18. gasol must be spanish for, are you serious? gasol with a dozen -- 7 feet tall and he made that shot. warriors rally and jarrod jack and draws the contact and hits joe lake of the -- hits joe lake. warriors within two. it is two on one and conley finishes and grizzlies win it 94-87. they beat the warriors eight in a row. the warriors lost two straight right here. the sacramento kings may move to seattle in a $500 million deal. the -- they would sell to chris hanson 1k3* steve baumer to microsoft. they lost the sonics when they moved to oklahoma city. stanford hosting washington state and powell told the
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cougs, learn to live with rejection. i have. trailing 57-50 tour stanford use -- 54, stanford takes control. it is powell again. 16 points and 11 boards. he is bright and crafty and had a game high 21. it was 78-67. and berkeley, the best shooter was this guy during a time-out going rick barry underhanded and banks in the last one. cal hosting washington and tied at 18. huskies on a 16-0 run. solomon answers here with a nasty dunk, but a disappointing home loss for mike montgomery. solomon, where is that bit? this abc7 sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. >> up [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then.
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